14 days in Arkansas Itinerary

14 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arkansas travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Hot Springs
— 4 nights
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Mountain View
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cotter
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 4 nights
Fly
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West Memphis
— 1 night
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Hot Springs

— 4 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Visit Fordyce Bathhouse and William J. Clinton Presidential Library for their historical value. Let the collections at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Arkansas Arts Center capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Little Rock (Quapaw Quarter & Esse Purse Museum & Store), The Old Mill (in North Little Rock) and Petit Jean State Park (in Morrilton). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and do a tasting at The Winery of Hot Springs.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs day trip tool.

Little Rock to Hot Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Mountain View

— 2 nights
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then Head underground at Blanchard Springs Caverns, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Gravity BrewWorks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail, then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and then play a few rounds at Mountain Ranch Golf Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mountain View trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hot Springs to Mountain View by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Hot Springs in May, Mountain View is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cotter.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Cotter

— 2 nights
Cotter is a city in Baxter County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get outside with Ozark Moonshine Run, then head outdoors with Papa Bill's White River Trout Guide Service, and then see what you can catch with Cotter Trout Dock Guided Trout Fishing Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buffalo National River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cotter trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mountain View to Cotter takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cotter are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Cotter

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Eureka Springs

— 4 nights

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get some historical perspective at Thorncrown Chapel and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Birdcage will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Tontitown Winery (in Springdale), Bella Vista Museum (in Bella Vista) and Bentonville (The Walmart Museum & Museum of Native American History). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, visit Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and stroll around Basin Spring Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka Springs route tool.

Traveling by car from Cotter to Eureka Springs takes 2 hours. In May in Eureka Springs, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to West Memphis.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

West Memphis

— 1 night
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sultana Disaster Museum and then try your luck at Southland Casino Racing.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the West Memphis online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eureka Springs to West Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in West Memphis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.